[dih-rekt-ak-ses, -ak-, dahy-]
- pertaining to the ability to obtain data from, or place data in, external storage without the need to sequentially scan other data contained there.
- pertaining to the method of organization and access used for a data structure in which records are located by their keys, without reference to other records that may have been previously accessed.
Also called random-access.
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- a method of reading data from a computer file without reading through the file from the beginning as on a disk or drumAlso called: random access Compare sequential access
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